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MS drugs and living in Mexico

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:55 am
by ChristyMae
My husband has been offered an amazing job teaching at a prestigous school in a peaceful part of Mexico for 1 year. And the only thing holding us back from saying yes is my MS. We are worried about how I will be able to aquire my drugs down there, since every month I have to order more (1x weekly injection).

We are not sure where to even begin looking for answers - Do I order it from the US every month? Do I get it from somewhere in Mexico (which admittibly, makes us a little nervous)?

Any advice that anyone has would be very very helpful. Thank you!

Christy
12 years with MS

Re: MS drugs and living in Mexico

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:10 pm
by milesap
Get CCSVI treatment if eligible and may be just maybe you may not need drugs. A small percentage of patients have responded well. But of course you will still need to take the drugs until that happens. Maybe you need to talk to your health service to see how expatriots (those who work in foreign countries) are treated, I'm sure there are others like you that work in foreign countries. If you live in the US I would contact your insurance company.

Re: MS drugs and living in Mexico

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:19 am
by NHE
ChristyMae wrote:My husband has been offered an amazing job teaching at a prestigous school in a peaceful part of Mexico for 1 year. And the only thing holding us back from saying yes is my MS. We are worried about how I will be able to aquire my drugs down there, since every month I have to order more (1x weekly injection).

We are not sure where to even begin looking for answers - Do I order it from the US every month? Do I get it from somewhere in Mexico (which admittibly, makes us a little nervous)?

Any advice that anyone has would be very very helpful. Thank you!


Hi Christy,
I would start by contacting the current provider for your medication, your insurance company, the manufacturer's patient support, and if necessary, the university in Mexico.


NHE